Hilton water crisis is finally over

2015-01-27 00:00

THE water crisis that has plagued Hilton, Winterskloof and Mount Michael for the past two weeks is finally over.

uMgungundlovu District Municipality manager Sbu Khuzwayo is cautiously optimistic. He said their system is back on track.

“There appears to be light at the end of a long tunnel towards the restoration of normal water supply in Winterskloof and Mount Michael.

“While some residents in these areas started receiving water from midnight [Friday], it is still early days as engineers are still conducting some extensive assessment on the fragile pipeline,” he said yesterday.

He said they were keeping a close eye on the situation. “The head of Disaster Operations is currently stationed at the Hilton SAPS to provide immediate relief, in close partnership with the ward councillor.”

Khuzwayo said the community was appreciative of how the crisis was handled. “We are getting accolades … There are some things that were beyond our control. The community is appreciative that the communication was consistent every day at 3 pm.”

Winterskloof resident Judy Bell said the water had been restored on Saturday night. She said there were a few problems during the restoration but they all have been sorted out.

“All of Winterskloof has water … We are very grateful,” she said.

Councillor Pam Passmoor said the majority of the affected areas had been restored. “There are still areas in Dennis Shepstone Drive with low pressure that are still being worked on.” — Witness Reporter.

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